7th Pay Commission : Grant of Special Compensatory Allowances subsumed under Tough Location Allowance

7th Pay Commission : Grant of Special Compensatory Allowances subsumed under Tough Location Allowance


7th Pay Commission : Grant of Special Compensatory
Allowances subsumed under Tough Location Allowance
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Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance, Bad Climate Allowance,
Special Compensatory Scheduled/Tribal Area Allowance and Sunderban
Allowance subsumed in Tough Location Allowance. The President is pleased to
decide the rates of these Special Compensatory Allowances (subsumed in
Tough Location Allowance) to Central Government employees

No.3/1/2017-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, the 19th July, 2017.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM 
 

Subject:- Implementation of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay
Commission – Grant of Special Compensatory Allowances subsumed under
Tough Location Allowance. 
 
Consequent upon the acceptance of the recommendations of Seventh Central
Pay Commission, in supersession of the existing orders for grant of Special
Compensatory Allowances viz. Special Compensatory (Remote Locality)
Allowance, Bad Climate Allowance, Special Compensatory Scheduled/Tribal
Area Allowance and Sunderban Allowance which have been subsumed in Tough
Location Allowance, the President is pleased to decide the rates of these
Special Compensatory Allowances (subsumed in Tough Location Allowance) to
Central Government employees as under:- 
SI.No. Name of the Allowance Category Cell Name Pay Level in Pay Matrix Rate per month

(in Rs.)
(i)
Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance

:

(i) Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance Places
covered under Part- A & B (Annexure I & II)
Tough Location Allowance-I R3H1 Level 9 and above 5,300
Level 8 and below 4,100
(ii) Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance
Location Places covered under Part- C (Annexure III)
Tough Location Allowance-II R3H2 Level 9 and above 3,400
Level 8 and below 2,700
(iii) Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance
Places covered under Part- D (Annexure IV
Tough Location Allowance-II R3H3 Level 9 and above 1,200
Level 8 and below 1,000
(II) Bad Climate Allowance Tough

Location

Allowance-III
R3H3 Level 9 and above 1,200
Level 8 and below 1,000
(Ill) Tribal Area Allowance Tough Location Allowance-Ill R3H3 Level 9 and above 1,200
Level 8 and below 1,000
(IV) Sunderban Allowance Tough Location Allowance-Ill R3H3 Level 9 and above 1,200
Level 8 and below 1,000
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2. These rates shall increase by 25 per cent whenever the Dearness
Allowance payable on the revised pay structure goes up by 50 per cent. 
3. The term ‘Pay Level’ in the revised pay structure means the ‘Level in
the Pay Matrix.
4. In respect of those employees who opt to continue in their pre-revised
pay structure/Pay scales, the corresponding Level in the Pay Matrix of the
post occupied on 01.01.2016 as indicated in GCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016
would determine the allowance under these orders.
5 Sunderban Allowance categorised ‘as Tough Location Allowance-III shall be
admissible to the Central Government civilian employees working in
Sunderban areas South of Dampier Hodge’s line, namely, Bhagatush Khali
(Rampura), Kumirmari (Bagna), Jhinga Khali, Sajnakhali, Gosaba, Amlamathi
(Bidya), Canning, KuKali, Piyali, Nalgaraha, Raidighi, Bhanchi, Pathar
Paratima, Bhagabatpur, Saptamukhi, Namkhana, Sikarpur, Kakdwip, Sagar,
Mousini, Kalinagar, Haroa, Hingalganj, Basanti, Kuemari, Kultola,
Ghusighata (Kulti) area. The allowance shall be admissible only upto the
period for which the. Government of West Bengal continues to pay this
allowance to its employees.
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6 Scheduled/Tribal Area Allowance and Bad Climate Allowance categorised as
Tough ‘Location Allowance-III shall be admissible only in those States
where Scheduled/Tribal Area Allowance and Bad Climate :Allowance are
admissible and shall be discontinued in those States where it has been
discontinued for the State Government employees with effect from the
date(s) of such discontinuance.
7 In the event of a place falling In more than one category, the higher
rate of Tough Location Allowance will be applicable.
8 Tough Location Allowances shall not be admissible along with Special Duty
Allowance. However, employees have the option for continuing Special
Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance at old rates of 6th CPC, where it
was admissible, along with Special Duty Allowance at revised rate of 10% of
Basic Pay,
9 Employees may exercise their option to choose either Hard Area Allowance
which is admissible alongwith Island Special Duty Allowance or one of the
Special Compensatory Allowance, subsumed under Tough Location Allowance as
mentioned in Para 1 above,
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10 These orders take effect from 1st July, 2017.
11 These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the
Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the
relevant head of. the Defence Services Estimates. In regard to Armed Forces
personnel and Railway employees, separate orders will be issued by the
Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.
12 In so far as the employees working in the Indian Audit and Accounts
Department are concerned, these orders are issued with the concurrence of
the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
Hindi version is attached.
(Annie George Mathew)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India 
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